HC bench embarrassed to hear Zafrullah's writ petition
Published : Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 at 9:11 PM Count : 376
A High Court bench on Tuesday felt embarrassed to hear a writ petition filed by Zafrullah Chowdhury on grounds that he earlier praised one of its judges in a public speech.
Zafrullah filed the writ seeking an increase of seats at his Gonoshasthaya Samaj Vittik Medical College before the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman, reports UNB.
In a speech in front of the National Press Club on September 11 Zafrullah criticised former chief Justice ABM Kharul Huque and praised the HC Justice M Enayetur Rahim.
In expressing to hear the writ the bench observed that a decision from the bench might get questioned.
The court suggested the writ petitioner's lawyer to appeal for hearing it in another bench.
Barrister Fakhrul Islam presented the petitioner's side at the court while deputy attorney general Bipul Bagmar stood for the state.
Ganashasthaya Medical College had been allowed by Dhaka University to admit 110 students a year, but in 2021 the university lowered the number to 50.
Following an appeal in this regard the number of seats was increased to 60.
Later, Ganashasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah filed a writ petition challenging the decision.